“Postage Stamp of The Messenger 1959”
Other : Envelope Enriched With a Mint State Postage Stamp of “the Messenge
Size: 4.50x5.75 inches | 11x15 cm
Edition: Not numbered
Framed Postage Stamp Letter $2,995
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Purchased fromAuction House 2021
Provenance / HistoryProvenance: John Richardson: A Scholar Collects, was a sale held at Sothebys in December 2020.
Story / Additional InfoMedium: An envelope enriched with a mint state postage stamp of “The Messenger” (stamp created in 1961) illustrating a painting by George Braque. Reference: Sothebys catalogue: “John Richardson : A scholar collects”Size: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (sheet), 9 x 10 1/2 in. (frame). Note: The stamp portrays the painting by George Braque. A very small number of prominent French artists have been afforded the honour of having their works illustrated on postage stamps. This was a gift from the artist to his friend, the writer, John Richardson. Ricardson is perhaps best known for his magisterial biography of Pablo Picasso, He also was a great friend of George Braque and wrote a book about the artist which was published in 1959.
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